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Saturday, January 27th


Time Wendy Williamson Main Stage SMH 101 SMH 103 PSB 219 PSB 166
9:00 – 10:00 Understanding Mics: A Workshop for Performers with Lucy Peckham and Crew
10:00 – 11:15 Learn to Waltz with Sara Cray and Scott Myers AND Play for a Waltz Workshop with Mary Schallert. Continues until noon.
11:30 – 12:45  

Intro to Harmony with Judy Jacobs

Introduction to Ukulele with Wendy Luft Family Jam – play with your whole family
with Lilly Goodman-Allwright and Michael Allwright
9th Annual AFF Banjo Contest!
12 noon – Sign up in PSB 166.
12:30 pm – Contest begins and continues into the afternoon.
1:00 – 2:15 Folk Festival Main Stage Acts How to Buy and Care for a Stringed Instrument with Elisa Long Gypsy Jazz Guitar Basics with Derek Christianson Banjo Contest continued…
2:30 – 3:45 Folk Festival
Main Stage Acts
Show up and Jam! Improv and Swing with Eric Rodgers Irish Guitar with Jim Kerr Banjo Contest continued…
4:00 – 5:15 Folk Festival
Main Stage Acts
AFF Annual Meeting starts @ 5:00 PM. All AFF Members are Welcome!

Sunday, January 28th

 Map to be updated; PSB 148 has moved to PSB 219
Time Wendy Williamson Main Stage SMH 101 SMH 103 PSB 219 PSB 166
9:00 – 10:00
10:00 – 11:15 Swing Dance with Katie Cueva and Dustin Madden
With music by Hot Club of Nunaka
Continues until noon.
Music for Little Folks with Lacey Donaldson
11:30 – 12:45 Guitar Technique
with Armin Abdihodzic
Intermediate Ukelele with Kiel Schweizer Alaska City Folk Arts Rehearsal with Mary Schallert (performance in PM)
1:00 – 2:15 Folk Festival Main Stage Acts Jazz Manouche Violin with Leah Zeger (guest artist) and Eric Rodgers Singing and guitar for Kids by Kids
with Katie Scoggin and Maya Wen
Jazz Manouche Rhythms with Max O’Rourke and PJ Wyderka (guest artists) and Adam Bartlett
2:30 – 3:45 Folk Festival
Main Stage Acts
Show Up and Jam! Instrument Petting Zoo. Try out a multitude of folk instruments. Play a song and be inspired to get your own! Instrument Swap. Got an instrument to sell? Or looking to purchase? Here’s your chance. Improvisation with Gonzalo Bergara (guest artist) and Derek Christianson
4:00 – 5:15 Folk Festival
Main Stage Acts
Song Writing for Young Artists with Ava Earl Intermediate Zen Of Music Theory with Jerry George Afro-Cuban Hand Druming Basics for playing the Rhumba with John Damberg and Cameron Cartland


Performances:Week One ♦ Performances:Week Two ♦ Workshops:Week One ♦ Workshops:Week Two ♦ Dances ♦ Folk Week

Eric Lehrman Trust Enhances AFF Musical Education

The Anchorage Folk Festival extends its deepest appreciation to The Eric Lehrman Trust and its Trustee, Ms. Beth Chesterman. One of the particular goals of the Lehrman Trust is to enhance musical education of young people. Toward this end, a very generous gift to the Festival was made. This gift allows us to foster and expand musical instruction through workshops and ongoing youth outreach not only during this Festival, but for several years to come. We hope that all our members and guests will take the opportunity to check out our expanded workshop offerings…all free of charge…and to experience the joy of making music yourself.